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  • Christians in Bethlehem mark Christmas amid violence

    December 24, 2015 2:47 PM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - The Palestinian tourism minister says Bethlehem "is the birthplace of the king of peace, so what we want is peace." But Bethlehem in recent months has been a focal point for clashes between Israeli troops and Palestinian protesters amid violence gripping the region. Today,... more »
  • GOP hopeful Huckabee says West Bank is part of Israel

    August 18, 2015 1:47 PM

    JERUSALEM - Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee waded into Middle East politics by declaring the West Bank to be part of Israel. Huckabee made the remarks Tuesday while visiting a West Bank settlement. He told reporters "if you're going to visit Israel you should visit all of Israel, and that... more »
  • Israeli troops kill Palestinian in overnight West Bank raid

    February 24, 2015 2:04 AM

    BETHLEHEM, West Bank - A Palestinian official says Israeli troops have shot and killed a Palestinian during an overnight raid in the West Bank. Bethlehem Governor Jebren al-Bakri says 19-year-old Jihad al-Jafari was shot in the chest Tuesday morning on the roof of his house in the Deheisha refugee camp... more »
  • Ascension, Iberville could put up money for new bridge study Play Video

    July 25, 2014 10:08 PM

    GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief. Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study. Based on what Iberville... more »
  • Ascension Parish not taking West Bank crime lightly Play Video

    July 24, 2013 11:29 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office is stepping up crime fighting efforts following a deadly shooting last week and an uptick in crime stats over the last few months. Deputies arrested several individuals last week, after an apparent innocent bystander was shot and killed following a fight. Now... more »
  • 2 West Bank parades to roll in New Orleans in 2014

    June 3, 2013 2:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two Mardi Gras parade krewes that usually roll on the West Bank of the Mississippi River will parade along New Orleans' traditional uptown route in 2014. Longtime krewes Alla and Choctaw tell The Times-Picayune they're moving to the St. Charles Avenue route, leaving the krewes of Adonis,... more »
  • Proposal: West Bank Connector from BR to NO

    April 1, 2013 10:40 AM

    PORT ALLEN - Opinions vary among local and state officials whether or not a proposed "West Bank Connector" can get off the ground this legislative session. Wilfred Barry, president of the SJB Group, a Baton Rouge design firm, is working with six parishes on a plan that would bring an... more »
  • Obama: Israeli settlements not constructive

    March 21, 2013 9:41 AM

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - President Barack Obama says he's told Israel's leaders the U.S. does not consider settlement activity in the West Bank to be constructive or appropriate. He says the activity does not advance the cause of peace. Obama spoke at a news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud... more »
  • Israeli-Palestinian clashes erupt in West Bank

    January 1, 2013 4:27 PM

    TAMOUN, West Bank - An arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers disguised as vegetable vendors ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank and has left 10 Palestinians wounded. Israeli army raids into Palestinian areas to seize activists and militants are fairly common. The raids are normally coordinated with Palestinian... more »

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